Speedy day trips to the famous wreck of the S.S. Yongala from Alva Beach, Queensland, Australia. In less than 40 minutes you could be diving the S.S. Yongala. The S.S. Yongala is one of the best dives in Australia and voted one of the Top 10 Best Dives in the World.
It was one of those places where the forces which govern life seem to come to a focus of preternatural beauty and intensity. I stood in a small grassy field. It was bounded by a dazzling band of coral sand. Crystalline aquamarine shallows grading into turquoise surrounded the islet. Farther out, a broad shallow reef flat fashioned a skirt of many colors terminating in a hemline of sparkling white breakers. Beyond, an endless sea of indigo blue velvet spread out to the horizon. Life was everywhere.